lwyn California is a Fountain Valley NONPROFIT ORG.
based non-profit Community Rehabili- US POSTAGE
tation Program that has provided vo- California
cational rehabilitation, employment services, SANTA ANA, CA
18325 Mt. Baldy Cr. PERMIT NO. 01551
and employment support services to people
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
with disabilities since 1974. Our programs and
services reach people throughout Orange and
Los Angeles Counties. Our 30+ years of expe-
rience has earned us expertise in an array of Special points
employment programs and services. Individu- of interest:
alized program planning, staff flexibility, and a Employee of the Year
focus on outcomes are the hallmarks of our VO L U M E 3 , I S S U E 1 W i n t e r 2 0 0 9
Award (page 2)
service delivery system and programs.
Making Lists... Staying Positive
Donations help our
Maximizing potential through personal commit- programs (page 3)
ment, collective talents, and innovation, Elwyn
supports individuals with diverse challenges in Bowlathon (back page)
shaping distinctive, meaningful lives.
like to make lists for just
18325 Mt. Baldy Cr.
Fountain Valley, CA 92708 about everything: to do
Phone: 714-557-6313 lists; shopping lists; chore
lists; reading lists; places I’d
like to visit lists; lists of pros/
20307 Western Ave.
Torrance, CA 90501 cons to help make decisions.
I could go on and on, but you
get the idea.
I try to start each New
Year on a positive note by
listing all the good things
that surround me and set
goals to build on these things
11 Saturday, Bowlathon
throughout the year. We have
th some good things going on
at Elwyn California includ- and work hard to achieve • Strengthen relationships
ing: a dedicated professional these goals: with our elected offi-
March 14, 2009 staff; 35-years of experience; • Meet fiscal targets de- cials, employers, donors,
Fountain Bowl • 17110 Brookhurst, Fountain Valley being part of Elwyn, Inc.; spite state budget crisis volunteers, customers,
Inside this issue: and the support of our local and rate cuts by lever- and referral & funding
Save this date and start putting together your teams!
community. aging existing resources source partners.
Employee of the Year .... 2
Event Sponsorship Opportunities The challenges for 2009 and seeking new reve- • Build our staff capacity to
St. Patrick Sponsor ............................ $5,000 Blarney Stone Sponsor...................... $1,000 Calendar ....................... 3 & 2010 will be many but we nue sources to fill gaps serve individuals with Au-
Includes 4 teams of 5 bowlers each team; signage at Includes 1 team of 5 bowlers; signage at event;
Thank You! ................... 3 will keep a positive outlook in government funding. tism Spectrum Disorders.
event; banner on Elwyn’s building for 30 days following banner on Elwyn building for 7 days following event;
Continued on page 3
event; premium goodie bags for each bowler; recognition premium goodie bags for bowlers; recognition in all Bowlathon .................... 4
For Your Information
in all event materials; sponsor reception day of event from event materials; sponsor reception day of event from
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Elwyn Info .................... 4
Shamrock Sponsor ............................ $2,500 Leprechaun Sponsor ......................... $400
Includes 2 teams of 5 bowlers each team; signage Lane sponsor signage and 1 team of 5 bowlers at event. • Our 11th Annual Bowlathon will take place on Saturday, March 14, 2009 from
at event; banner on Elwyn building for 14 days
4 to 9 p.m. at Fountain Bowl in Fountain Valley. Bowling, silent auction, prizes,
following event; premium goodie bags for Team Entry ...................................... $300
bowlers; recognition in all event Team of 5 bowlers and goodie bag for each. food and fun! See page 4 for more information.
materials; sponsor reception day of
event from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
• Experian provided 13 volunteers for our 2008 Holiday Dinner Dance. They
were so helpful to us that night and we very much appreciate their time and
Contact Joan McKinney for more kindness.
information or to become a Sponsor. • We held a holiday food drive in December 2008 and the clients in our Foun-
714-557-6313 x38204 email@example.com tain Valley Adult Day Program delivered over 200 pounds of food to a local
Proceeds help Elwyn California, a Fountain Valley non-profit organization, to provide work and services to people with disabilties. food bank as one of their community-based activities.
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Our Employee of the Year –
ach year, by a Presidential decree, the na- February 11, 2009 Business Advisory Council Meeting
tion celebrates October as National Disability
Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). February 20, 2009 Board of Advisors Meeting
“We are very Nationwide, over 30,000 people with disabilities
work on federal contracts, regulated and managed March 8, 2009 Daylight Savings Time Begins J
proud of all our within the Ability One program. These individuals
have meaningful jobs and make a good wage with March 14, 2009 11th Annual Bowlathon
benefits. On Oct. 9, 2008, Ability One hosted a spe-
clients. Their March 20, 2009 First Day of spring
cial event at the Ronald Reagan building, where a
handful of premier agencies were able to honor their
dedication to April 10, 2009 Elwyn Closed, Good Friday
“Employees of the Year.” Elwyn California was
pleased and proud to nominate Jamal Hughes. April 22, 2009 Administrative Professionals Day
their job and their
Jamal has worked at the Glenn Anderson build-
ing in Long Beach for the General Services Admin-
work ethic set istration (GSA) since June 17, 2003. He works hard,
knows his job, is willing to go the extra mile and always willing to help when short
them apart in the Continued from page 1 - Lists
staffed. Jamal knows all the duties that are to be done in the GSA building, and he is key
in training new recruits. Jamal is very knowledgeable about what is to be done on spe- • Focus on quality service delivery We can’t direct the wind, but Best wishes for a healthy,
workforce.” cific days without referring to the list of duties. Jamal takes customer service to heart and and client & family satisfaction. we can adjust our sails. We’ll need happy, and prosperous New
excels at working with the tenants in the building. He is polite to them when asked to do It’s a mighty optimistic list (es- your help. I’ve listed ways you can Year from all of us at Elwyn
Joan McKinney something and does not hesitate to help them out as needed. Jamal will stop what he is pecially the first item on the list) but help Elwyn California on page 2 of California.
doing and go the extra mile to help any tenants. Jamal does all he does with great pride it’s where we will direct our collec- this issue.
and manages to be safety conscious at the same time. If he identifies a potential hazard, tive talents and energy to keep mov-
he brings it directly to the attention of his supervisor. When there is a spill or wet floors, ing forward in 2009.
he ensures the signs are consistently used. Jamal has shown great dedication over the
years, and he is a very reliable employee who can be counted on to make sure things get
done correctly. Jamal is Elwyn California’s Ability One Program Employee of the Year.
How You Can Help Elwyn California Thanks You!
Donations received September 1, 2008 through December 31, 2008
Hire an Elwyn California Client, like Jamal Hughes, to work in your business
Outsource your labor needs to our Work Activity Program: Anderson Air Conditioning Milton Felsenfeld Norma Novoa
• Assembly & Packaging Mario Aquino Thomas Ganz Dave Osborne
Janet Barnes Marvin Garetz Charles & Anita Reyes
• Shrink Wrap & Blister Pack
• Collating & Labeling David Boyle Emma Ghiselin Marge Rivingston
• Envelope Stuffing Steve Carr Mr. & Mrs. JC Hall Alfredo Sanguinetti
• Filling Event Bags John & Carol Demcak Judith Karim Mildred Scholnick
Donate your car, van, truck, RV, or boat to Elwyn California Disney Cast Members William Lang Liz & Dave Strong
Make a donation by check or credit card Judith Drake Mary Lynn Robert Valentine
Remember Elwyn California in your will Marc Ecker Mr. & Mrs. Mattias Carol Waite
Rachel Escalante Patty Mueller RB Wilson
Volunteer in our programs or at a special event or as a board member
Sponsor our Bowlathon (see page 4)
Ask about your employer’s charitable giving or matching gifts programs